Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Last Six Weeks Went Fast, A Lot of Testimony Building Experiences

June 8, 2015

Well Hello Folks!
I hope you are all doing well.  I am working hard, and I feel bad for having written even less than last week, just know that when I get home, we aren’t going to worry about the hour writing time, because we can talk face to face every day!

These last six weeks have gone by fast, but I am glad I still have one more, I want to enjoy to the maximum.

We are grateful to have such great members who help out a lot.  

My companion has been feeling quite sick this last week, we are going to see a doctor in an hour.  Hopefully it is nothing serious.  Please pray that he can get better.  

Well there sure have been a lot of testimony building experiences over the last 2 years.  I know that God lives, and that he loves us, and that he takes interest in our lives.  I am so grateful for my mission.

I love you all, more than the number of walleye it would take to pull an aircraft carrier from the port of Talcahuano.  See you soon.

With love,
Elder Withers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wish My Mission Could Go On Forever

Dear Family,

Well, it has been a little bit cold down here in Chile, but it would only make sense, I can’t imagine a country more chilly than Chile.  Well, just know that I am happy and healthy. 

I am sad that the mission doesn’t go on forever, but that doesn’t mean I am not excited to be with you guys.  I just sort of wish the mission could last longer, it will be hard to leave.  I spent a good chunk of my writing time getting the addresses of people so I can send those pictures with the temple and my contact information.  That is why this email is a bit short. 

This week was another good week, with lots of miracles along the way.  There are so many miracles that happen in the mission field, I know I don’t realize even half of the miracles that happen right around me, and out of the few I actually notice, I maybe have told you about 10%, if that.  Just know that there are lots of miracles, big and small, every single day.  It might be a wonderful day, or it might be a seemingly lousy day with lots of walking around in the rain, and it is still blessings galore.

We had a large ward fireside about the Book of Mormon.  It was fascinating.  The Book is true, it is powerful, and we all need to read it every day.

I love you all more than the number of times that God has blessed someone because they kept the commandment to which the blessing is affixed.

Have a great day!
Elder Withers